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UST’s Foley, UWP’s Kirchner, UNW’s Stoltz, EC’s Wilks named First Team Academic All-America

Six Division III women’s volleyball players are named Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic First Team All-America. The Central and Midwest regions are home to four of this year’s First Team honorees.

Central/Midwest Region First Team Academic All-Americans
St. Thomas junior middle Kelly Foley is a business and financial management double major with a 3.82 grade point average. On the court Foley is the reigning two-time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, a two-time All-American and the 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association National Freshman of the Year.

Wisconsin-Platteville senior middle Stephanie Kirchner is an  industrial engineering major with a 3.97 GPA. On the court Kirchner is a three-time member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team. She also became the third Pioneer to reach 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.

Northwestern senior setter Krista Stoltz is an elementary education major with a 3.95 GPA. On the court Stoltz was the 2013 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a 2012 AVCA Second Team All-American while amassing more than 4,300 career assists and leading her teams to four NCAA tournament appearances.

Elmhurst senior middle Kaitlyn Wilks is an elementary education and psychology double major with a 3.96 GPA. On the court Wilks is a two-time AVCA All-American who helped lead her teams to two College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin titles and three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

Central/Midwest Region Third Team Academic All-American
North Park senior outside Shelby Switzer is a biology major with a 3.93 GPA. On the court Switzer is a four-time All-CCIW selection who set the NPU record with 1,736 career kills and became the second Viking to surpass 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs (1,327).

From the release: To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

-Ricky Nelson


Written by Ricky Nelson

December 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

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